Football

Altrincham 3-1 Matlock Town – FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round

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Altrincham reached the FA Cup 1st Round by coming from behind to defeat Matlock Town on my first ever visit to Moss Lane.

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Chesterfield 3-3 Gillingham – League 1

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Chesterfield threw away a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Gillingham as a 95th minute Scott Wagstaff goal stole a point for the visitors.

Connor Wilkinson opened the scoring after little more than 60 seconds and Kristian Dennis doubled the hosts’ advantage from the spot not long after the start of the second half.

A Jay  Emmanuel-Thomas penalty pulled one back for the Gills, but Wilkinson’s second of the evening restored the two-goal advantage in the 72nd  minute.

However, a second Emmanuel-Thomas spot kick set up a nervy conclusion and in the final minute of additional time, Wagstaff found the net to snatch an unlikely point for Gillingham.

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